Skippy Peanut Butter Recall In 2011: Parents Worry

By Posted 7 Mar 2011, 19:55

Today we have some important information to bring to you regarding a food recall which has recent been issued by the Food and Drug Administration, apparently certain reduced fat Skippy Peanut Butter Spread products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

According to the FDA the limited recall affects Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, all affected products come in 16.3 oz plastic jars and are only being recalled if they have the following best-if-used-by dates stamped on the lid: MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1 or if the side of the jar shows the following UPCs: 048001006812 and 048001006782.

No other Skippy products are affected by this recall, and so far we can confirm that no related illnesses have been reported so far, apparently the recall was initiated following a routine sampling program.

Salmonella poisoning may result in diarrhea, fever, vomiting, abdominal pain and nausea, if an elderly person, young child, frail person or someone with a weakedened immune system gets the infection it can be fatal, you can find out more about Salmonella poisoning here.

If you check out the FDA website you can read full details regarding the recall, including the states where affected products have been sold, if you own an affected product please call 1-800-453-3432 and obviously do not consume any of it.